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    Ukrainian Patriarch Calls On EU To Maintain Russia Sanctions
    May02

    Ukrainian Patriarch Calls On EU To Maintain Russia Sanctions

    Patriarch Filaret, the head of Ukraine’s Orthodox Church, has called on the European Union not to treat the conflict in his country’s east as Kyiv’s internal problem and urged the bloc to maintain sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mike Pompeo spent his first week as secretary of state being the anti-Rex Tillerson
    May02

    Mike Pompeo spent his first week as secretary of state being the anti-Rex Tillerson

    Experts think Pompeo might bring back some normalcy to the State Department. Only time will tell if that’s true. Belgium. Saudi Arabia. Israel. Jordan. That sounds like a nice vacation, but it’s actually where Mike Pompeo spent his first five days as the newly minted secretary of state. After his official confirmation last week,...

    Ukraine, Seeking U.S. Missiles, Halted Cooperation With Mueller Investigation
    May02

    Ukraine, Seeking U.S. Missiles, Halted Cooperation With Mueller Investigation

    Ukraine, deeply dependent on the Trump administration for financial and military aid, froze its cooperation with the special counsel’s office. …read more Source: The New York...

    Congressmen’s letter on Ukraine anti-Semitism may be Russian conspiracy, Jewish leader suggests
    May02

    Congressmen’s letter on Ukraine anti-Semitism may be Russian conspiracy, Jewish leader suggests

    (JTA) — A leader of Ukrainian Jews suggested that recent criticism of his country by 57 U.S. congressmen was part of an orchestrated campaign, possibly paid for by Russia. Josef Zissels, chairman of the Vaad Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine, was quoted as saying this by the state-run National News Agency of Ukraine,...

    Security Beefed Up In Odesa On Anniversary Of Deadly Clash
    May02

    Security Beefed Up In Odesa On Anniversary Of Deadly Clash

    Security has been beefed up in Ukraine’s Black Sea port city of Odesa as ceremonies are under way to commemorate 48 people killed in a 2014 clash between pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian demonstrators. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rhee, who helped bring taekwondo to US, dead at 86
    May02

    Rhee, who helped bring taekwondo to US, dead at 86

    By Harrison Smith | Washington Post Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, a Korean-born martial artist who settled in Washington, D.C., and helped popularize taekwondo in the United States, preaching a philosophy of “truth, beauty and love” while teaching members of Congress how to kick and punch, died April 30 at an assisted-living community in Arlington,...

    New scrutiny of potential Manafort links with Russia
    May02

    New scrutiny of potential Manafort links with Russia

    Two seemingly conflicting developments involving the former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russia have left legal experts puzzling.A set of leaked questions for President Donald Trump indicates that special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors are eager to ask the president about efforts Manafort may have made to seek Russian...

    Drop in Spending Could Affect Russian Military, Think Tank Says
    May02

    Drop in Spending Could Affect Russian Military, Think Tank Says

    Russian military spending fell by a fifth last year, its first decline in nearly two decades, with tighter purse strings likely to affect Moscow’s military activity ahead, a report by defense think tank SIPRI showed Wednesday. Russia has flexed its military muscles during the last few years with its 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea...

    Mueller interested in 2016 convention episode dismissed by House GOP
    May02

    Mueller interested in 2016 convention episode dismissed by House GOP

    Robert Mueller wants to question President Donald Trump about a change to the 2016 Republican Party platform’s language about Ukraine and Russia, rekindling a subject that House Republicans dismissed as a non-starter.President Donald Trump has denied any role in a decision by party activists at the 2016 Republican National Convention to...

    How to Make Putin Pay a High Price for His Aggression
    May02

    How to Make Putin Pay a High Price for His Aggression

    Following a Russian nerve gas attack on British soil, many Western governments have stood in solidarity with the United Kingdom and have expelled Russian diplomats from their countries. And, in the aftermath of a Russian-aided Syrian chemical attack against the Syrian own people, the United States, U.K., and France launched airstrikes against the...